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The GTW-5 Prometheus was a primary weapon which was developed and used during the Great War. Its combination of heavy hull damage and wide compatibility made it the weapon of choice of GTA pilots during the latter parts of the Great War.
Because of the assault on the SD Lucifer in the subspace tunnel leading from Delta Serpentis to Sol, all communication from the Terran homeworld was cut off. The substances needed to produce the Prometheus cannon ceased to be available and new, retrofitted variants were made. These two cannons were the Prometheus R (Prometheus Retrofit) and the Prometheus S (Prometheus Standard).
|The GTW-5 Prometheus|
Tech Room Data
Named after the Titan who gave fire to humanity, the Prometheus is a laser-based weapon - an advanced radar and X-ray tracking system lock on the target and determine the target's material structure - argon laser focused via transparent ceramic optics - the laser is generated at the destructive frequency (full out-of-phase) for the target's material structure - emitted no more than .02 ms after targeting and activation by the pilot, the Prometheus stands as one of the GTA's most effective deterrents to enemy attack, an effective form of defense for GTA pilots, and as a durable, portable, and highly destructive offensive tool.
The Prometheus works best against target hulls. Against shields, it only achieves mediocre performance. It's slow speed and high energy consumption work against it as well. However, the primary advantage of the Prometheus is that it can be equipped on almost any fighter in the GTA.
|Rate of Fire||3.33 shots per second|
Prometheus was a Titan who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to the mortals. Prometheus's name is honored in modern culture numerous times. Most notably, and asteroid is named 1809 Prometheus and the 61st element is called Prometheum.